The Twin Territories
Before Oklahoma was a state, it was two separate territories. The east was Indian Territory and the west was settled mostly by whites. In 1907 they finally hammered out the agreement to become one state–Oklahoma.
The symbol of this “marriage” was an Indian maid and a farmer standing in a marriage ceremony, forming a single state. Outside the Territorial Museum in Guthrie, is a life-sized bronze statue of these two shown at the right.